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Express Business Group UK


Adam and Amanda Murphy


Adam and Amanda have always had a passion for developing and growing businesses. This is a passion they share closely with Express Business Group UK. Adam began his journey with Express running a successful franchise himself. Seeing the clear benefits of the Express system and the affordable entry point from just £3,950, Adam invested further with Express as a multi master franchisor in the UK.


What are the benefits of working with your partner? AmM: Working together is easy; we share the same vision of changing people’s lives by helping them develop their own business and have clear objectives, enabling us to work together and compliment one another’s skills to grow the brand and enjoy what we do.


What prompted you to invest in an Express master franchise? AmM: The decision to invest in Express Business Group UK was an easy decision for us. We have witnessed the growth and success of the brand throughout the world and with low-entry costs and the proven Express system, we can see the potential Express has to change lives in the UK.


AdM: We invested in Express Business Group UK because we truly believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to be their own boss and with the support and back-up of the Express franchise system this makes it possible.


What kind of support have you received from the franchisor? AmM: We love knowing that there is a highly experienced and dedicated International team supporting us, providing training and support, business coaching, marketing, lead generation and more.


AdM: I started as a franchisee and can say first hand that I have received exceptional support from Express. I received my full business kit that included everything from uniforms to equipment, my own website as well as my own marketing campaign! The ongoing support is fantastic with monthly meetings and huge brand awareness campaigns such as TV advertising.


What attracted you to PPP? FM: It was the opportunity to benefit from some reliable and solid income using a proven business model. We went to the discovery day and met with the management team and some other Partners. What came across was a generosity of spirit and a shared story of success that really reassured us that this was something that we could trust. Obviously it was a big commitment financially, but it was something that could give us the income we needed at a time when we were staring a family.


When did you join and what have you achieved so far? FM: Anna and I joined at the beginning of 2013. We now have three properties and 19 tenants that we are actively managing and we’ve just gone sale agreed on our fourth house.


What are the benefits of working with your partner? FM: PPP allows a husband and wife team to make joint decisions together and build their own business, which is fantastic. Just like I couldn’t do this business without PPP, I also couldn’t do it without Anna.


What strengths do each of you bring to the business? FM: Anna and I both have our own sets of


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Platinum Property


Partners Francis and Anna Meynell


Anna was an environmental consultant, advising industry on legislation, and Francis was a management researcher as well as a property developer. They knew they wanted to do more with property but wanted to know how they could benefit from some reliable income.


experiences and skills that we bring to our business partnership.


I’m involved in the operation and day-to- day running of the business mostly, while


Anna has taken a step back to bring up our children. But we do come together when we’ve got important strategic decisions to make.


I’m more hands-on, but being with PPP has meant that Anna has been able to be the stay-at-home mum that she’s wanted to be and we’re both thrilled with how it’s supported us in starting our family.


How do you fit work around family life? FM: We have two young girls and since we started, we’ve grown in confidence and built up our portfolio so that things now tick along much more smoothly. So I’m finding that I can spend much more time with the children and fit in tenant viewings and such around their needs, which is great.


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